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The Journal of Distance Education / Revue de l'ducation Distance

2008 Volume 22, Number 3

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Educational Quality Correlates of Online Graduate Management Education

    Murray R. Millson & David Wilemon

    The purpose of our paper is to describe and compare educational models based on four major concepts that can be used to assess educational quality. We focus on graduate management programs since... More

    pp. 1-18

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  2. Dialogue and Community in Online Learning: Lessons from Royal Roads University

    Joshua Guilar & Alice Loring

    This study used a grounded theory case study to identify the theoretical areas that account for the nature and success of Royal Roads University's (RRU) learning community model. This instructional... More

    pp. 19-40

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  3. The Effect of Peer Collaboration and Collaborative Learning on Self-Efficacy and Persistence in a Learner-Paced Continuous Intake Model

    Bruno Poellhuber, Martine Chomienne & Thierry Karsenti

    In an attempt to find ways to improve persistence rates in its distance courses, the Cegep@distance introduced different forms of collaboration (peer interaction and collaborative learning... More

    pp. 41-62

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  4. Disciplinary Differences in E-Learning Instructional Design

    Glenn Gordon Smith, Ana T. Torres-Ayala & Allen J. Heindel

    Discipline is a vital, yet largely overlooked, factor in research on e-learning course design. This study investigated disciplinary differences in the instructional design of e-learning, by... More

    pp. 63-88

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  5. Critical Thinking Dispositions in Online Nursing Education

    Lorraine Mary Carter

    As part of a doctoral study, the critical thinking dispositions of post-RN (post-diploma) nurses continuing their education at a mid-sized university were measured before and after the intervention... More

    pp. 89-114

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  6. Teacher and Student Behaviors in Face-to-Face and Online Courses: Dealing with Complex Concepts

    C E. Cragg, Jean Dunning & Jaqueline Ellis

    The objective of this research was to compare the quality and quantity of teacher and student interaction in an on-line versus face-to-face learning environment. A Master's level course on nursing ... More

    pp. 115-128

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  7. Motivation and Cognitive Strategies in the Choice to Attend Lectures or Watch Them Online

    John N. Bassili

    This study explored relations between students' motivational and cognitive orientations as assessed by the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ), and their attitudes and choices... More

    pp. 129-148

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  8. Using Online Delivery for Workplace Training in Healthcare

    Elizabeth Bryce, Peter Choi, Margaret Landstrom & Justin LoChang

    The potential impact of on-line learning in health care is significant. By providing access to educational material from an internet-connected computer anytime and anywhere, healthcare workers ... More

    pp. 149-156

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